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Dulce Cafe

5826 Fayetteville Rd Ste 106, Durham, NC 27713-8684
+1 919-797-0497
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  • Excellent77%
  • Very good22%
  • Average1%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
Travellers talk about
“gelato” (15 reviews)
“lentil soup” (5 reviews)
“eclairs” (4 reviews)
Open Now
8:00 AM - 9:00 PM Hours
American, Cafe, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
5826 Fayetteville Rd Ste 106, Durham, NC 27713-8684
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The pastries in this bright cheerful cafe are the equal of the best Parisian pattissery. I travel 10 miles for one of these delights along with a cup of coffee. The lunches are also good too and light enough so as not to interfere with...More

Thank Wallace M
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

My wife loves this place. The service was amazing, the good desserts were almost as good as the staff! We are coming again!

Thank Jon S
Reviewed 22 February 2018

This is my wife's #2 place for coffee in Durham, largely because of the bagels and lox, and the soup and sandwich options. Oh, and the coffee is great - very smooth and rich. My favorite is the lentil soup. It is served with a...More

Thank Malchus W
Reviewed 13 January 2018

Wonderful little cafe. Discovered this place about half a year ago, and now I go there for lunch all the time. Wonderful sandwiches. My favorite is the Rubens and the Chicken Salad sandwich. Both to die for. They both come with a super fresh green...More

Thank Fivedanes
Reviewed 21 September 2017

This is a great place for an elegant bit of pastry or cake, and coffee. We got a chocolate praline mille feuille, and a chocolate ganache torte. The praline was like a napoleon , a buttery puff pastry with both a light chocolate layer of...More

Thank noel617
Reviewed 18 August 2017 via mobile

Dulce is in my neighborhood, and I consider myself very lucky. What an elegant little café. This is an excellent choice for a casual lunch or dinner, and a superb pick for dessert. Limited menu, but the Cobb salad is beautiful and plentiful and they...More

Thank Alia_loves_travel
Reviewed 30 June 2017

We went because a friend of ours said they have the best Cuban sandwich in town, and it definitely didn't disappoint. Absolutely delicious. The staff was very courteous, keeping our drinks full at all time, and the homemade chips were perfect. Would highly recommend!

Thank Katie F
Reviewed 16 May 2017 via mobile

The deserts are amazing. The best red velvet cake I've ever had. Service is impeccable. Coffee is okay. I've had better latte elsewhere in Durham. Reason why I only gave it 4 stars.

Thank Susan B
Reviewed 7 May 2017 via mobile

Visited this cafe for the first time today with some family and had such an amazing experience! The owner, Chad was very pleasant and welcoming as we pondered over the dessert display. We ordered a couple BLAT's and several desserts. Everything was MAGNIFICENT! The atmosphere...More

Thank Terria L
Reviewed 1 May 2017

Our daughter took us here while we were visiting her and we loved the quaint location, settings and the food. The breakfast and lunch offerings were high quality and the pastries and cookies were artistic and delicious! Great coffee and tea selction!

Thank Monica D
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Questions & Answers
25 September 2017|
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Response from MikeInUSA | Reviewed this property |
Yes. The café recently expanded its indoor seating and also has outdoor seating. For lunch you might try a glass of wine and a panini sandwich with a side salad. Don’t skip the delicious cake and French baked goods that are... More
16 January 2017|
Response from Cookiezipp | Reviewed this property |
Not really a place where a toddler can run around - MI don't think there is a kids menu. It's more like a wonderful little coffee shop
16 January 2017|
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Response from claire1844 | Reviewed this property |
I agree with previous reply. There is no child's menu per se, but many items a child would enjoy. I think they have grilled cheese, and my grandson has always like their eggs for breakfast.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$5 - US$12
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Delivery, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
7:30 AM - 8:00 PM
7:30 AM - 9:00 PM
7:30 AM - 9:00 PM
7:30 AM - 9:00 PM
7:30 AM - 9:00 PM
8:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 5826 Fayetteville Rd Ste 106, Durham, NC 27713-8684
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  Durham
  • Phone Number: +1 919-797-0497
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